“I expect to see a surge in Indian companies developing Biosimilars” says ABLE Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

2016-08-19 08:27:02

ABLE editorial team is starting a new series of conversations with industry leaders and evangelists called ABLE-Talk. The conversations would be about the developments in industry and understand key trends in sectors and start-

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India announces New Biosimilar Policy to tap $35 billion global market by 2020

2016-08-19 08:16:50

India has announced the revised Guidelines on Similar Biologics to address the regulatory requirements for marketing authorization of biologics in India. The guidelines specify the regulatory pathway regarding manufacturing proc

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DBT, European Commission to jointly fund innovative R&D ideas under HORIZON 2020

2016-08-18 11:15:18

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the European Commission (EC) will jointly fund certain India–EU collaborative projects under the Horizon 2020.By Team ABLEHorizon 2020 (H2020), which is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020), shared that funding for five programs are still open till this October. This is

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Karnataka Startup Cell calls for proposals under Grand Challenge

2016-08-18 11:12:32

The government in Karnataka launches Grand Challenges mode to identify 5 challenges every year, in order to seek innovative, technology-based solutions from startups.By Team ABLETo speed up technology solutions, the Karnataka Startup Cell in Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), in association with the IKP Knowledge Park, has launched the first call for proposals und

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Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplantation Center to be set up in NIMS Hyderabad

2016-08-17 11:11:16

Hyderabad based NIMS and CCMB will collaborate to jointly conduct research on stem cells making them suitable for treatment.By Team ABLEIn a major push to stem cell research, Hyderabad-located Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) has signed an MoU with CSIR-led Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) to develop an exclusive 28,000 square-feet facility called Stem Cell/Bone Marro

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Cipla prepares for future with focus on R&D

2016-08-17 11:07:08

Cipla is preparing itself for the future with focused investments in R&D as well as portfolio build-up through strategic inorganic moves.By Team ABLEOne of India’s leading pharmaceutical company with global presence, Cipla Ltd has announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Cipla in the financial results has said that the growth momentum in key markets–In

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IIT Madras Research Park to have advanced material center with Tata Steel

2016-08-17 11:02:35

A new facility for research in advanced materials to be set up at IIT Madras Research Park by Tata Steel. The initial focus would be in green energy research.By Team ABLEOne of the top global names in steel, Tata Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding with IIT Madras to set up Tata Steel Advanced Materials Research Center  (TSAMRC) at IIT Madras Research Park. The initial focus of the

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Piramal acquires Ash Stevens for $42.95 million

2016-08-17 10:59:18

Piramal Enterprises acquires US-based CDMO Ash Stevens Inc in an all cash deal of USD 42.95 millionBy Team ABLEIndia’s Piramal Enterprises Limited has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary in the US has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% stake in Ash Stevens Inc, a US-based Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), in an all cash deal of USD 42.95 million plus an ea

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Death due to cancer out beats cardiovascular diseases in European men

2016-08-16 09:50:48

Although diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease, CVD) kill more people worldwide than anything else, with 17.3 million deaths globally, cancer has now overtaken CVD as the main cause of death in 12 European countries.By Team ABLEA new data published in the European Heart Journal on the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe for 2016, has revealed that in the Euro

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DBT invites proposal for Banana research in the North East

2016-08-16 09:35:29

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has called for a proposal to work together on a consortium mode to help establish and strengthen Biotechnology R&D activity on Banana plantations in the North East Region.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has invited applications for a joint program for research on Banana cultivation and yi

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